St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

School Council

St John's School Council aims to:


  • give the children a 'voice' in our school.
  • encourage collaboration between children of different ages.
  • give our children the opportunity to work alongside other members of our school community (staff, governors, parents, visitors).
  • allow children to experience democracy at first hand and learn the importance of being active citizens.

Exciting new job opportunity! 

St John's is looking for people who would like to serve our school. Do you have what it takes? Read the job descriptions below and decide if you would like to apply.  


We need someone from each class to be on the school council. This is a job which allows you to represent your class when talking to Mrs Seymour, Mrs Hedges or Mrs O’Keefe. You will attend meetings and think about what you like about school and what could be changed and made better. You will sometimes be asked by the teachers to go and find things out to report back. This means you listen to the ideas and thoughts your classmates have, make notes of them and then tell the other school councillors and teachers about what your classmates have said in the following meeting.  

To do this job, these are some of the qualities you need to have: 

  • Be a good listener (not just to your friends) 

  • Confident at talking in front of others 

  • Show that you follow all of the school values 

  • Treat everyone fairly 

  • Be organised (you need to make notes and remember when meetings are taking place) 


If you think this sounds like ‘you’, write a manifesto (a paragraph/ short speech explaining why you are so good for the job). You will need to read this out to your class. They will listen to everyone’s manifestos and then vote. This is not a competition to see who is the most popular! Votes will be cast fairly and anonymously (just like in a real election).  


Closing date for manifestos: Friday 26th March 

Elections will take place during the last week of term (29th March) 

Successful candidates will be announced on 31st March during our Collective worship